But I’m honestly trying to speak purely as a listener and observer, so pretend I’m a journalist for one moment. Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon got Tom Werman & Ted Nugent on the phone to discuss music, working together and a lot more. Topics covered in this compelling conversation include all of the Tom Werman produced Ted Nugent albums, Cheap Trick, Mötley Crüe, different musicians on each album including Meat Loaf & Derek St. Holmes, how important was Tom Werman to Ted’s career, how important was Ted Nugent to Tom’s career, and much more. In 1970, Bon Scott moves to Adelaide and joins progressive rock band Fraternity.
This was a muggy, sweaty, rocking good time. Not many people were into Memento at Ozzfest 2003. I on the other hand really liked them. Most other bands on the bill were either hardcore or ‘nu-metal’. Memento were different.
To me that’s a little crazy, why shouldn’t the surviving members carry on? Not only in tribute to the music they created but to Freddie himself, and to the fans that still hold the music very close to their hearts. It was as I was thinking this, that the lights went down and the show started. When you see a band like Queen for the first time, and you are staring a lifetime of memories and happy thoughts right in the face, it takes a few moments to get your head back on. And once I did, there were two things that kept going through my head… the first was “I think that’s the best live guitar tone I’ve ever heard” and “Adam Lambert is incredible” – I turned to Jamie and said something that rhymes with “Duck tree – that tone!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Lulu and Beyond Magnetic (2009-
There were so many people indelibly connected to Queen, just there, all around me. He, Jake, contacted me through Facebook as he was desperate to get to the gig – he’d got himself a ticket and failed in his efforts to get his Dad to take him up – so he contacted me to ask if he could come up with us (myself and Lisa, my wife) – we said “Sure” but at the same time, feeling kinda weird as we were not knowing what to expect. I mean, we are both in our mid 40’s and the thought of spending around 3 hours in the car with a college kid in his late teens… what do we talk about? In the first few minutes he managed to blow away any worries I had as he was everything you expect an atypical teenager not to be.
and you are right Metal machine Music did inspire a ton of electronic and ambient artists, ive listened to metal machine Music, I think its cool. But also Metallica has never really done a collaborative album, and it is very weird to think “Metallica and Lou Reed? ” It is crazy, but hey I got a lot of respect for Metallica, they are legends in their own right, I was actually glad a real musician commented on this album. Hi Alex, you’re one of the best guitarrist of this planet, maybe far and beyond too.
Im glad you put some insight from a musicians point of view, not just an average metalhead on the street or critic, this is from a musicians point of view. I was very pleased with this, Though I have seen some good reviews on the interent their rare, because no one gets what this album is about, but its all opinion.
The songs on the Black Album are shorter and more focused than anything the band had done previously, but retain the fire and intensity for which it had come to be known. They also explored some new territory, unleashing moodier fare like “Unforgiven” and even an out-and-out ballad with “Nothing Else Matters.” That they could do this without causing hordes of mullet-sporting metalheads to burn their concert t-shirts in protest is an illustration of the artistry the band was commanding at this point in its existence. They’d go on to attempt to replicate Metallica’s formula with varying degrees of success, but the shortcomings of this record’s descendents in no way detracts from its greatness. You think you know it all? I’ll blow you away with half my fingers missing.
Episode 39 is all about James Hetfield. James is a huge inspiration to us and easily one of the best songwriters of our time. We discuss his childhood, his early influences and attempt to unpack how important this man is to the band we all love so much.
I plopped Master of Puppets in my car cassette player and knew right away what that was.it didn’t interest or concern me. I’d heard brilliant bands use metal tones and make far more original music. Live skull, Rat at Rat R, Mighty Sphincter, Die Kreutzen, Ruin etc.
To challenge them with work that involves poetry, plays and opera is probably asking a lot. But its fun to explore these things, even if its not your cup of tea.
Metallica are not tight enough This wouldn’t have happened if Cliff were still around. We all have something to learn from it anyway. Let’s talk about it. it has amazing, and at times its hard to listen to but these guys are so far in their career they can throw curveballs at their fans and if they like it, who cares. Someone will.
It doesn’t follow any set of rules and this is what art should be all about. underneath that blanket? Mr. Skolnick, with all due respect, to invalidate that which is even clear to yourself, then have the mitigated gall to call Enemy of Style ignorant is horribly cruel.
There is a word for it, ‘mass appeal’. Even children qualify where such demographics are concerned.
Combining rock with hip hop, country, blues, jazz and any other music style he could think of, he released Odelay in 1996. The first single, “Where It’s At,” showed us that not only wasn’t Beck a one-hit wonder with “Loser,” but that he understood what creates a truly musical experience. Mashing up funk, rap, soul and jazz within that one song, he set the tone for everything else we would hear (but not necessarily expect) from him. Listening to the album, we get seemingly simple songs (“Devil’s Haircut,” “Jack-Ass,” “New Pollution”) that suddenly twist and turn when you’d least expect, but still remain catchy enough to sing-a-along. Rock and roll was originally the combination of the different popular styles of music back in the fifties (bee-bop, rhythm and blues, jazz, soul, etc), and what Beck is doing here is just progressing that style further with the genres that have developed since them, perhaps creating the next step in rock music, paving the way for groups like Outkast and the Black Eyed Peas.